Lawctopus Free Webinar on ‘Force Majeure in a Post-Covid World’ [Aug 23, Sun, 4.30-6 PM]: Register Now; Learn Legal Research and Contracts!

A lot has been written on Force Majeure in recent times but an empirical analysis was missing till the emergence of the paper titled FORCE MAJEURE, FRUSTRATION AND IMPOSSIBILITY: A QUALITATIVE EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS.

Written by Smaran Shetty and Pranav Budihal, lawyers working at Keystone Partners, Advocates and Solicitors, the research paper is a fine specimen of excellent research and writing too! The full paper is embedded at the end of this post.

The paper is of special interest for us, as it ties closely to the 2 courses we conduct at Lawctopus Law School, the one on Contract Drafting and Negotiation, and the one on Legal Research and Writing.

Lawctopus is excited that Smaran and Pranav, the authors of the report, will be speaking at our webinar on: Force Majeure in a post-COVID-19 World.

In the session, important conceptual issues in the law of force majeure and practical issues that often come up in litigating these claims will be covered.

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The findings of the above-mentioned report will be discussed, and some speculations offered as to how the ongoing pandemic is likely to affect the law of force majeure.

The researchers-lawyers will also address how we went about researching this issue and offer guidance to those who are interested in empirical legal research.

The session will conclude by also offering some guidance on legal research and writing more generally.


smaran shettySmaran Shetty is a Senior Associate at Keystone Partners. Smaran graduated from the National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata (B.A./LLB) and Columbia University (LL.M.). He is an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of India and is awaiting admission to the New York State Bar. 



Pranav Budihal was an Associate at Keystone Partners and is currently an LL.M. (International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution) candidate at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Pranav holds a B.B.A.LL.B (Hons) Degree from the National Law University Odisha, Cuttack. He is an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of India.  


Day, date, time: Sunday, August 23, 4.30 pm-6 pm

Certificates: No. Please attend the webinar for knowledge and insights.


To register, please register here.


To read the full report, please see below:

Force Majeure, Frustration & Impossibility – A Qualitative Empirical Analysis


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